Submitted Surnames Starting with O

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O Japanese (Rare)
Variant transcription of Japanese Kanji 奥 (see Ō).
Ō Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 奥 (see Oku.
Oak English
Topographic surname for someone who lived near an oak tree or in an oak wood, from Middle English oke "oak".
Oak Korean
Variant transcription of Ok.
Oakden English
A variant of Ogden, from a place name derived from Old English āc "oak" and denu "valley". Famous bearers include British diplomat Edward Oakden and English cricketer Patrick Oakden.
Oakenshield English (British), Literature
In J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", the surname of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves and the King of Durin's Folk.
Oakes English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
Oakland English
This surname is derived from Old English āc and land and it, obviously, means "oak land."
Oakleaf English (American)
Probably an Americanized (translated) form of Swedish Eklöf.
Oaks English
English variant spelling of Oakes and Americanized form of Jewish Ochs.
Oakwell English
Probably either from the former village of Oakwell-in-the-Blean in the county of Kent, or Ockwell Manor, and again a former village, near Bray, in Berkshire
Oates English
Patronymic from the Middle English personal name Ode (see Ott).
Oatfield English
Means "oat field". Cognate of Haberfeld
Oatis English
Altered spelling of Otis, itself a variant of Oates.
Oatridge English
From an unidentified place called Oatridge apparently named with Old English hrycg ‘ridge’ as the final element.
Oats English
Variation of Oates.
Ōba Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 場 (ba) meaning "place, situation, circumstances".
Oba Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大場 (see Ōba).
Obaldia Medieval Basque (Latinized, Archaic)
Obaldia comes from the Proto-Euskera or Proto-Basque (ancient Basque languaje) that is Dovaltia (also known as Dobaldia). Its meaning is pear tree or european wild pear.
Obama Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 浜 (hama) meaning "beach, seashore".
O'Bannon Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Banáin meaning "descendant of Banán", a given name representing a diminutive of ban meaning "white".
Obara Japanese
It's written like : 小 (O meaning small) and Bara meaning "Plain". Masakazu Obara's last name is pronounced like this. He is an anime director, he worked on Accel World.
Obar Neithich Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Abernathy.
Obata Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 畑 (hata) meaning "field".
Obata Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 幡 (hata) meaning "flag, banner".
Obata Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 小八田 (see Kobata).
Ōbayashi Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 林 (hayashi) meaning "forest".
Obayashi Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 大林 (see Ōbayashi).
Ó Beargha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Barry.
Obeid Arabic (Anglicized)
Meaning "humble servant", based on name Ubayd
Obel Danish
Obenauf German
Surname used to refer to someone who lived 'up there' (on a mountain, hill, etc.).
Oberg English
Anglicized form of either Åberg or Öberg.
Oberley English
Of debated origin and meaning; theories include an Anglicized form of Oberle.
Oberlin German, German (Swiss), Alsatian
Derived from an Alemannic diminutive of the given names Albrecht and Albert.
Obermiller German (Americanized)
Partly Americanized form of German Obermüller, a topographic name for the miller at the ‘upper mill’.
Obermok Ukrainian
Obermok is most likely an anglicized form of the surname Oberemok.... [more]
Obesus American
Means "obese" in Latin.
Obinaga Japanese (Rare)
From Japanese 帯 (obi) meaning "sash; belt" and 長 (naga), the root form of 長い (nagai) meaning "long; lengthy".... [more]
Obispo Spanish
Means "bishop" in Spanish, ultimately from Greek ἐπίσκοπος (episkopos).
Oblak Slovene, Croatian
Derived from oblak "cloud".
Obligacion Spanish (Philippines)
Derived from Spanish obligación meaning "obligation."
Obolensky Russian
Indicates familial origin within the village of Obolensk in the Kaluga Oblast, Russia. This was the name of a Russian aristocrat family of the Rurik Dynasty.
Ó Bolguidir Irish
The name Ó Bolguidir has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as Ó Bolguidir, which likely meant "yellow-belly" (from bolg odhar).
Obradović Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Obrad, a derivative of obradovati meaning "to give joy".
Ó Branagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Branagán".
Obregón Spanish
Spanish habitational name from Obregón in Santander province.
Ó Breisleáin Irish, Scottish
Means "descendant of Breisleáin" in Irish. The given name Breisleáin is of unknown meaning.
Ó Bric Irish
Means "descendant of Breac"
Ó Bróithe Irish
Uncorrupted form of Brophy.
Ó Bruic Irish
Means "descendant of Broc"
Obscurite English
A word which means "darkness" in French language.
Ó Buadáin Irish
Means "descendant of Buadán".
Obuća Bosnian
Derived from obuća meaning ''footwear'', denoting someone who made or sold footwear.
Obuch Medieval Polish (Rare)
Obuch is a surname found in Poland and specifically areas that were part of the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom. It was the name of a long handled battle hammer and may have denoted someone handy with the weapon or who produced the weapon... [more]
Obuchi Japanese
Combination of the kanji 小 (o, "small") and 渕 (淵, fuchi, "abyss, edge"). A famous bearer of this surname is Japanese Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi (小渕 恵三; 1937–2000).
Obukhov Russian
Occupational name for a lumberjack or a maker of axes, derived from Russian обух (obukh) meaning "butt" (referring to the thicker end of a tool or weapon like an axe).
Oby French (Acadian, Americanized), English, Hebrew
English habitat from Oby Norfolk, meaning serving God in Hebrew.
Ó Caingnigh Irish
Means "descendant of Caingneach"
Ó Cairealláin Irish
Means "descendant of Caireallán"
Ocak Turkish
Means "stove, oven, furnace" in Turkish.
Ocampo Spanish, Galician
From the Galician toponym O Campo meaning "the field", also used as a habitational name from a town of the same name in Lugo, Galicia.
Ocaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Manchego municipality.
Ó Canann Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
O'Carroll Irish (Anglicized)
Originates from the ancient Gaelic name Mac Cearbhaill or O'Cearbhaill, deriving from the word "Cearbh" which means to "Hack". Making it a possible name for a warrior or blacksmith.
Ocasio Spanish (Caribbean)
Meaning uncertain, possibly from Spanish ocasión meaning "occasion" or ocaso meaning "dusk, sunset". This surname is primarily used in Puerto Rico.
Ó Cathail Irish
Means "descendant of Cathal"
Ó Catharnaigh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Meaning ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.
Occhi Italian
From Italian occhio "eye", a nickname for someone with good eyesight, or with distinctive eyes.
Occhibelli Italian
Probably from Italian occhio "eye" and bello "beautiful, good", as a nickname for someone with keen eyesight or attractive eyes. May also originate from a place of the same name.
Occhibianco Italian
Means "white eye" in Italian, most often given to foundlings.
Occhibove Italian
Probably means "ox eyes, cow eyes", from Italian occhio "eye" and bove "ox", perhaps a nickname for someone with large, dark eyes.
Occhilupo Italian
Means "wolf's eye" in Italian.
Occhiochiuso Italian
Probably from Italian occhio "eye" and chiuso "closed, shut", perhaps a nickname for someone who was blind, or known for being lazy.
Occhiodoro Italian
Possibly means "golden eye", from occhio d'oro.
Occhiogrosso Italian
Descriptive nickname meaning "big eye".
Occhionero Italian
From Italian occhio "eye" and nero "dark, black".
Occhiovivo Italian
Probably from Italian occhio "eye" and vivo "vivid, intense; alive", likely given to foundlings.
Occhipinti Sicilian
Derived from Italian occhi "eyes" and pinti "painted", denoting someone with dark eyelashes or with flecked or blood-shot eyes.
Occhirossi Italian
Means "red eyes" in Italian.
Ó Ceanndubháin Irish
Means "descendant of Ceanndubhán"
Ó Cearbhalláin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearbhallán".
Ó Cearnacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearnachán".
Ó Cearnaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cearnach" in Irish Gaelic. Compare Kearney, Ó Ceithearnaigh.
Ó Céirín Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
Ocharán Basque (Hispanicized)
Castilianized form of Otxaran.
Ochiai Japanese
From Japanese 落 (ochi) meaning "fall, leave behind, drop" and 合 (ai) meaning "fit, suit, join".
Ochitani Japanese
From 落 (ochi) meaning "fall, leave behind, drop" and 谷 (tani) meaning "valley".
Ochiya Japanese
A variant of Ochitani.
Ochsner German (Swiss)
Means "oxen herder" in Swiss, from Middle High German ohse "ox".
Ó Ciaragáin Irish
It means "descendant of Ciaragán".
Ó Ciaráin Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
Ó Ciardhubháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Kirwan.
Ó Cillín Irish
Meaning "descendant of Cillín"
Ó Cionnfhaolaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Cionnfhaoladh".
Ock Korean
Variant transcription of Ok.
O'Cleary Irish
Variety of O'Clery
Ó Cluanaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cluanach"
Ó Cnáimhsighe Irish
Means "descendant of Cnáimhseach"
O'Coill Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
O Coingheallach Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Coingheallach."
Ó Coingheallaigh Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
O'colgan Irish
Original form of Mccolgan, meaning "son of Colga.
Ó Comhaltáin Irish
It means "descendant of Comhaltán".
Ocón Spanish
This indicates familial origin within either the eponymous Riojan municipality or the Ocón de Villafranca neighborhood of the Castilian municipality of Villafranca Montes de Oca.
Ó Connachaín Irish
Means "Descendant of Connachaín."
Ó Coscraigh Irish
Means "descendant of Coscrach"
Ó Cróinín Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
Ó Cruimín Irish
It means the "descendant of Cruimín," which is derived from the word crom, meaning "bent," or "crooked."
Octavien French
From the given name Octavien.
Octavio Spanish
From the given name Octavio.
Octobre French
Means "October" in French.
Ó Cuill Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
Oda Japanese
From the Japanese 小 (o) "small," 尾 (o) "tail" or 織 (o) "fabric," "material," "cloth" and 田 (ta or da) "rice paddy" or 多 (ta or da) "many."... [more]
Oda Arabic
Means "Several" in Arabic
Ó Daighre Irish
Means "descendant of Daighre"
Odajima Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small", 田 (ta) meaning "field, rice paddy" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Odaka Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small" and 高 (taka) meaning "tall, high".
Odaniel Irish
Maybe means "Son of Daniel" or "Descendant of Daniel"
Odate Japanese
O means "big, great" and date is a form of tate, which could mean "stand, rise".
O'day Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O’Dea).
Odd English
Variant of Ott.
Odda Indian, Tamil
It is a Tamil name, denoting agriculture, such as workers and laborers.
Oddai Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Oddar Indian, Tamil
Alternate spelling of Odda.
Odde Indian, Telugu
It is a Telugu name, meaning "earthworker".
Oddo Italian
From the given name Oddo.
Oddy Medieval English
Was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as the lords of the manor of Storkhouse, Gisbern and Withernsea in that shire. Believed to be descended from Count Odo.
O'Dea Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
Ó Déadaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Deady.
Ó Deaghaidh Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
Ødegård Norwegian
Means "deserted farm" in Norwegian. A combination of øde "deserted, empty" and gård "farm, yard".
Odeh Arabic (Mashriqi)
Derived from Arabic عودة ('awdah) meaning "return". This surname is primarily found in the Levant.
Odelin French
Not to be confused with the similarly spelled Odelín, which is Spanish rather than French, though they could have similar origins in name.
Odén Swedish
Likely a locational name derived from place names containing the elements od or oden (see Oden).
Odendaal Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Odenthal.
Odenthal German
From the name of a town in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Oderasak Yoruba (Rare)
It is Yoruba mispronunciation of the the name Oscar. It was a middle name that became a last name.
Odham English
Variant of Odom, altered by folk etymology as if derived from a place name formed with -ham.
Odhiambo Eastern African, Luo
East African surname derived from the given name Odhiambo meaning “born in the evening”.
Odin Swedish
Variant of Odén.
Ódinsdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Óðinn" in Icelandic.
Ódinsson Icelandic
Means "son of Óðinn".
Odisho Assyrian
Means "servant of Jesus" from Syriac ܥܒܕܐ (ʿaḇdā) meaning "servant" and ܝܫܘܥ (Išōʿ) meaning "Jesus".
Odland Norwegian
Habitational name from any of several farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named Odland, from Old Norse Árland, a compound of á ‘small river’ (or another first element of uncertain origin) + land ‘land’, ‘farm’.
Odo Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 小土 (see Kodzuchi).
Odoemene Nigerian
Odoemene roots from Nigeria. It has branched onward to America, and multiple other countries. It literally means 'yellow reluctance' in Igbo.
O'doherty Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Dochartaigh.
Odom English
Medieval nickname for someone who had climbed the social ladder by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English aðum).
Ödön Hungarian
From the given name Ödön.
Ó Donnagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Donnagán"
O'donoghue Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
O'donovan Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Donndubháin
Ó Dornáin Irish
The surname was possibly derived from the word dorn, which means "fist."
O'Dowd Irish
The original Gaelic form was Dubhda. The first portion of the name comes from the word dubh, which means "black" or "dark-complexioned."
Odpowiedź Polish (Rare)
From polish "Odpowiedź" Literally meaning "Answer"
Ó Draighneáin Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Original Gaelic form of Drennan.
O'driscoll Irish
A variation of Driscoll, from Irish Ó hEidirsceóil, meaning "descendant of the messenger".
Odson Medieval French
Means 'son of Odo', Odo meaning 'possessor of wealth' many French Dukes and Counts had the name Odo. ' From the nickname 'Oddy' or 'Hoddy'.
Odtojan Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano udtohan meaning "noon, zenith".
Ó Dubhdara Irish
It means "descendant of Dubhdara.
O'duffy Irish
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Ó Duibheannaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Duibheannach"
Ó Duibhidhir Irish
Means "descendant of Duibhuidhir". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
Ó Duibhne Irish
Means "descendent of Duibhne", a given name possibly meaning "ill-tempered, surly".
Ó Duinnín Irish
Means "descendant of Duinnín"
Ōe Japanese
From Japanese 大 (ō) meaning "big, great" and 江 (e) meaning "bay, inlet".
Oe Japanese
O means "big, great" and e means "inlet, shore".
Oe Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese 大江 (see Ōe).
Oechslin German (Swiss)
South German (also Öchslein): from Middle High German ohse ‘ox’ + the diminutive suffix -lin. An occupational name for someone who tended cattle, or for a cattle dealer; or a nickname for a farmer who used oxen for plowing, or for someone perceived to resemble an ox.
Oeffelt Dutch
Oeffelt is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, part of the Boxmeer municipality.
Oehm German
Variant of Ohme
Oehme German
Variant form of Ohme.
Oei Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang.
Oelkers German, Dutch
Derived from a pet form of Ulrich.
Oeltjenbruns Dutch (Archaic)
Unexplained Dutch surname.
Oesten German
Possibly derived from a watercourse, e.g. the Oste, tributary of the Elbe.
Oesterreich German (Austrian)
Variant transcription of Österreich.
Oey Chinese (Hokkien)
Hokkien romanization of Huang based on Dutch orthography. It is primarily used in Indonesia.
Ó Faircheallaigh Irish
It means "descendant of Faircheallaigh", a personal name meaning super war or Ó Fearghail, "descendant of Fearghail", meaning man of valour.
O'farrell Irish
From Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of Fearghal. This name is borne by several families in Ireland, in counties Longford, Tyrone, and Wicklow.
Ó Fathaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Fathadh"
O'fee Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of Fiach".
Ofek Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew, used both as a given name and a surname.
Ofer Hebrew (Modern)
From the given name Ofer, means "fawn" in Hebrew.
Offenbach German, Jewish
From the name of the city of Offenbach am Main in Hesse, Germany. A famous bearer was the German-born French composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880).
Office English (Modern)
Occupational name for a person who works in an office.
Officer English (Canadian), English (American, Rare)
Occupational name for the holder of any office, from Anglo-Norman French officer (an agent derivative of Old French office ‘duty’, ‘service’, Latin officium ‘service’, ‘task’).
Offutt German
Possibly a respelling of German Auffahrt ‘ascension’.
Ó Fiaich Irish
Means "descendant of Fiach"
Ó Flaithearta Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Flaherty.
Ó Flaithimh Irish
Means "descendant of Flaitheamh"
O'flynn Irish
Means "descendant of Flynn.
Ó Fógartaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Fógartach"
Ōga Japanese (Rare)
This surname is used as 淡河, 王賀 or 相賀 with 淡 (tan, awa.i) meaning "faint, fleeting, pale, thin," 河 (ka, kawa) meaning "river," 王 (ou, -nou) meaning "king, magnate, rule," 相 (shou, sou, ai-, ou) meaning "aspect, councillor, each other, inter-, minister of state, mutual, phase, physiognomy, together" and 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy."... [more]
Ogai Korean (Russified)
Alternate transcription of Ogay.
Ogai Japanese
Variant of Otani.
O'Galvin Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal "bright" and ban "fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
Ōgami Japanese
From Japanese 大 (tai, dai, oo-, -oo.ini, oo.kii) meaning "large, great", 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "god, deity", 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami,, nobo.seru, nobo.ri,, meaning "above, up", 賀 (ga) meaning "congratulations, joy" and 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty, beautiful".
Ogami Japanese
This surname is used as 拝, 小上, 小神, 尾上, 尾神, 男神 with 拝 (hai,, meaning "adore, pray to, worship," 小 (shou, o-, ko-, sa-, chii.sai) meaning "little, small," 尾 (bi, o) meaning "end, tail," 男 (dan, nan, o, otoko) meaning "male," 上 (shan, shou, jou, a.gari, a.garu, a.geru, ue, -ue, uwa-, kami,, nobo.seru, nobo.ri,, meaning "above, up" and 神 (shin, jin, kami, kan-, kou-) meaning "gods, mind, soul."
Oganesian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հովհաննիսյան (see Hovhannisyan).
Oganessian Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հովհաննիսյան (see Hovhannisyan).
Oganesyan Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Հովհաննիսյան (see Hovhannisyan).
Ó Gaoithín Irish
It literally means "Gaoithín’s descendant".
Ogasahara Japanese
Variant reading of Ogasawara.
Ogasawara Japanese
From Japanese 小 (o) meaning "small", 笠 (kasa) meaning "bamboo hat", and 原 (wara) meaning "field".
Ogasawara Japanese
From Japanese 小笠原 (Ogasawara) meaning "Ogasawara", a former village in the former district of Koma in the former Japanese province of Kai in parts of present-day Yamanashi, Japan.
Ogata Japanese
From Japanese 緒 (o) meaning "thread" and 方 (kata) meaning "person, way, method".
Ogata Japanese
From Japanese 尾 (o) meaning "tail, foot, end" and 形 (kata) meaning "shape, form".
Ogawara Japanese
Variant reading of Ogasawara.
Ogay Korean (Russified)
Form of Oh used by Koryo-saram using the particle -gay of unexplained meaning.
Ogaya Japanese
Variant of Otani.
Ó Gealbháin Irish
Original Irish form of O'Galvin.